The patient, the doctor, the fetus, and the court-compelled Cesarean: why courts should address the question through a bioethical lens.

@article{Chandis2006ThePT,
  title={The patient, the doctor, the fetus, and the court-compelled Cesarean: why courts should address the question through a bioethical lens.},
  author={V Chandis and Tracey L. Williams},
  journal={Medicine and law},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={729-46}
}
Court-ordered Cesarean sections are a relatively recent phenomenon in the intersection of law and medicine. Existing jurisprudence utilizes a legal balancing test when addressing conflicts that arise between physicians and patients regarding obstetrical treatment and care. The authors contend that courts' analyses lack a fundamental element--a bioethical… CONTINUE READING